Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Salted Caramel Cravings!

I had a craving the other day for some delicious Salted Caramel Ice Cream from my favorite ice cream place in San Francisco - Bi-Rite Creamery.  It's basically the best ice cream you'll ever have.  Of course the line was out-the-door, so instead I decided I'd just try and make something myself and see if I could kick the craving.  Maybe its the approach of Fall, but I never realized how much I love salted caramel!

As much as I love it, I realized I've never tried to make salted caramel myself!  So after much research, trial and error, I discovered an awesome Salted Caramel Frosting recipe (with a few modifications to taste).  The boiling sugar part was a bit tricky but after a few attempts I made enough salted caramel to last me all of Fall!  Just make sure to let the sugar boil until it's a lovely amber color and you'll be set.



Now with a ridiculous amount of salted caramel on-hand, it was time to make some chocolate cupcakes.  I have a tendency to overdo things a bit when it comes to recipe testing and also made a chocolate ganache frosting as well as a peanut butter frosting.

And Voila!  You've got yourself enough salted caramel for a lifetime and enough cupcakes to feed a small country.


Luckily, Font & Flour had a few orders so I packaged them up and sent them along their way.




With cooler weather approaching and all the delicious, savory, and sweet flavors that come with it, I have a feeling Fall is going to be filled with some awesome cravings.  Let us know some of your Fall cravings!

8 comments:

  1. That caramel made my mouth water! I wish I had the patience to make these goodies myself...but I guess I should just be grateful to have you at F&F to make them for me!

    I like pumpkins, but sometimes pumpkin spiced goodies are overdone this time of year and I just want an old fashioned spice cake. Do you have any ideas for a good spice cake w/cream cheese frosting? Or maybe with that caramel!

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  2. Salted and caramel are my two favorite dessert words! Gorgeous!

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  3. Yummmmm!!!! :) I'm lucky I don't have a major sweet tooth or I'd be knocking on your door right now. I love the updates!!

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  4. do you need a full time taste tester? bc im available :)

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  5. I am not normally a sweets type of guy, but these made my tastebuds jump up and down and demand more. They were some of the best cupcakes I have ever had! Thanks F&F!

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  6. it loooks amazing. I wanna try to make some pb cupcakes now.

    i love fall because it reminds me of Thanksgiving coming up. I love apple and pumpkin pies. :)

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  7. Wow, those cupcakes looked really good.

    As far as Fall goes, I'm definitely a fan of hot chocolate and fires. Living in an apartment without a fireplace really sucks. It's definitely #1 on the list for when we get a new place.

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  8. OMGGGGGG!! just to let everybody know, these cupcakes are AMAZINGGGGG!!!!! the salted caramel goes so well with teh oooh so soft moist chocolate cake!! ITS ABSOULETLY TO DIE FOR!!!

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